T-Mobile Says Device Subsidies Are Bad, But Change is Hard

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I think the European/Hong Kong model is much, much better in comparison. You pay upfront for hardware, but service is cheap and you have no contract - so if a company starts offering exceptional service at a low cost, you're free to move.
 

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[citation][nom]eddieroolz[/nom]I think the European/Hong Kong model is much, much better in comparison. You pay upfront for hardware, but service is cheap and you have no contract - so if a company starts offering exceptional service at a low cost, you're free to move.[/citation]

If they would do that here, it would be great. But the only thing I see happening is no more subsidies and unchanged prices.
 
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It is quite common with contracts for 24 months and a "free" or cheap "phone" here in Sweden too. If you own your phone, you can go with a cheap smaller phone company that runs in the cell phone network of a larger company.

Those prices you pay for data in the US are insane! Swedish prices on wireless data are generally 50-90% lower than the US prices. For example I pay $9 to my carrier, get 1 Mbit/s data, the data is totally unlimited, so 24/7 download would be ok if I chose to...,a $14 pot to call for each month. I seen for $40 you can get 4G data plan including 80GB of data. The US really need better competition...
 
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